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How to Apply for a Study Permit for South Africa

Want to get an Education in South Africa?


International students who are looking to study in South Africa need to meet certain requirements before they are allowed to do so. Information is the key to success! Here are the basic guidelines for becoming a student in SA.

Who has the Information About Study Permits?

As with all countries, you will need to get a study permit in order to embark on your educational journey in South Africa. Knowing who can assist you with this is extremely important. Experienced consultants at New World Immigration South Africa have years of experience in the field and are ready to assist you with all of your study permit queries.

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Who Must get a Study Permit?


It does not matter what level of education you are looking to enrol in, the fact remains that you will need to get your hands on a study permit. No institution in South Africa can register any international student unless they have a valid study permit.
Applying for the Study Permit


Once you have got your letter of acceptance, you need to fill out an application form for a study permit. Should you have any questions or fears, you can contact us or an eligibility assessment.


What the Professionals Will Need When you Apply for Your Study Permit


•    Your valid passport – it needs to be valid for a minimum of 30 days longer than the application period.
•    Three months banks statements will be needed to prove that you are able to pay for your studies and the cost of living.
•    Proof that you have medical insurance that is recognised by the South Africa government. A medical certificate will also be necessary, as well as a report from a radiologist.
•    A letter of permission from your parents if you are younger than 18 years of age. Minors need to get a letter from the person in SA who will be acting as there guardian. Police clearance is needed if you are over 18 years of age.
•    Your official letter of acceptance from the institution that you intend studying at.
The Other Stuff

Since this is only the basic information that you will need, you should contact someone whom you can trust to help you with your application. Education is the only way to ensure that you can achieve the goals that you have set out for yourself. South Africa offers you many different avenues to explore!

By Robbie Ragless

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